Alex Malone, formerly of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, has joined the Atlanta Symphony as managing producer of symphony pops. He’s already on the job.
Malone will work with ASO Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and ASO leaders to create, plan and execute the annual symphony pops season.
He had been programming pops concerts in Indianapolis for six years and was instrumental in the success of the orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration, a 29-year holiday tradition, according to the ASO. Concert collaborators have included Liza Minnelli, Sandi Patty, Chris Botti, and Les Misérables creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Malone has also done concerts with full Broadway casts and symphonic arrangements of shows such as Hello, Dolly! and Anything Goes.
He’s also been an actor and musician in Chicago, performing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others. He has a bachelor’s degree in musical theater from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in musical theater performance from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.